Shefford Town Council invited their resident play equipment company to design and install a new climbing frame and swingset in one of their public play areas.

They were looking for an exciting new climbing frame to sit in place of their old steel one which needed replacing.

We set to work taking their old unit out and disposing as much of it as possible via ecologically friendly methods.

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We also expanded the area underfoot to allow for the fall heights required from the new climbing frame.


Shefford Town Council opted for Crackerjack, a giant four-tower unit with every kind of play provision imaginable. Rock walls, ramps, scramble nets, and barrel climbers are just some of the activities available for children of any age, with exciting bridges and rope tubes linking the towers as they rise in height. A slide provides the fun route of descent, too.

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Crackerjack features mixed materials in it’s construction, with timber uprights and slats combining with brightly coloured HDPE for a fun appearance. Play panels beneath the decks provide a space for younger years to play, and promote imagination play, too.

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The splodges of coloured wetpour add to the fun even more

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Public Play In Shefford FAQ’s

Crackerjack is a giant four-tower unit that’s part of our Fundamental range here at Setter Play.

Jam-packed with activities for primary school children, this large multi-play unit is guaranteed to create a focal point on your playground.

It includes rock walls, ramps and scramble nets that encourage youngsters to climb and develop their physical skills, as well as tunnels and rope bridges that promote exploration and help little ones to focus on their balance and coordination.

After climbing to the top and making their way around the climbing frame, kids can either whizz down the slide or fireman’s pole, or use the vertical ladder…depending on how adventurous they’re feeling!

To find out more about Crackerjack and the other playground equipment we design, manufacture and install, talk to the team today.

Here at Setter Play, we specialise in designing, manufacturing and installing exciting playground equipment for those in our local community and would love to help!

If your play area is starting to look a little tired and outdated, like the one above in Shefford, play units such as Crackerjack will certainly boost its appeal.

However, before we get started on creating your new play area, we’ll always take into account your budget, the needs of the children who will use the apparatus and the surrounding area. This way, we can assure you that the equipment will not only complement the environment but also suit the ages and abilities of users, allowing them to play safely.

If you’d like to discuss your requirements in further detail with our expert designers, you’re welcome to give us a call on 01462 817 538. We can offer a free, no-obligation consultation.

Shefford Town Council came to Setter Play in need of exciting new playground equipment for one of their local parks. Their steel climbing frame had seen better days and they decided it was time to inject some colour into their play area.

Our Crackerjack tower unit was perfect. This incorporates everything from ramps and scramble nets to rock climbing walls, balancing ropes, swinging bridges, tunnels and slides.

This climbing frame is challenging enough for little ones but also allows them to set themselves realistic targets and push their own limits. They’ll never tire of using Crackerjack, that’s for sure!

In 2017, we helped Shefford Town Council to restore their playground by replacing an old steel climbing frame with Crackerjack, our colourful, action-packed climbing frame.

Although we regularly work with councils to update local parks and green spaces, we also help schools and nurseries in Bedfordshire and beyond – accommodating children of all ages and abilities.

At Setter Play, our team will gladly assist you in transforming your play area, whether it be on the schoolyard, at your private nursery or in a public space. After all, we consider no task too big or too small and have a wealth of experience.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our playground equipment and how we can help you, get in touch.